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Over 500 ACC cases bogged down by stay orders

Over 500 ACC cases bogged down by stay orders
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has not been able to proceed with the trials in at least 545 graft cases filed against top government officials, businessmpeople and political leaders on account of stay orders issued by the High Court (HC). Official ACC data updated up to April this year show that among the 545 cases, trial proceedings of 285 cases, which were filed under the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), were stayed till April this year while the trial proceedings of 260 cases, which were filed under the defunct Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAC), also were stayed till April this year. The government established the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2004 by passing an Act that abolished the then Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAC). Talking to…

Islamic Foundation DG  faces graft charges

Islamic Foundation DG faces graft charges

There are allegations of corruption, nepotism, irregularities in recruiting manpower and misuse of power against the director general (DG) of the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFA). According to sources, the IFA director general, Shamim Mohammad Afzal, who has been serving in the post for around 10…
Recurring drives along border fail to stop drug smuggling

Recurring drives along border fail to stop drug smuggling

Drugs continue to move into the country from across the border despite recurring drives by law enforcement agencies as some 41,000 drug-related cases are pending with lower courts in 10 districts of the southwestern region. Smuggling of phensidyl, hemp and liquor has been going on relentlessly through…
Take measures to reduce people’s risk of NCDs

Take measures to reduce people’s risk of NCDs

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, etc. have taken an epidemic form in recent times in Bangladesh due to people’s lack of awareness about their lifestyle. These chronic diseases of long duration are also the result…
Narendra Modi’s first overseas visit

Narendra Modi’s first overseas visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first overseas visit has emanated two conflicting signals: one of outreach and the other with a strong message of this far and no further. Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan on Thursday for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation…
Aagro-processed food business booming

Aagro-processed food business booming

Efforts by exporters to create innovative products and robust marketing have helped make processed foods popular among Bangladeshis in the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world, say industry insiders. Export earnings from agro-processed food has grown by 40.3 per cent to USD 854.46 million…
Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civilians

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civilians

At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed yesterday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said. The flare-up came as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by jihadists and allied rebels earlier…
Iqbal Bahar’s first solo art show begins at AFD

Iqbal Bahar’s first solo art show begins at AFD

The first solo art exhibition of Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury titled ‘Grits and Grains’ has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of two-week long exhibition was held on the gallery premises on Friday. Eminent artist…
Minhaj hopes Bangladesh will bounce back from next match

Minhaj hopes Bangladesh will bounce back from next match

There were no shortcomings in the strategy and planning of the Bangladesh team for their mission at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. After their high-flying start, they lost back-to-back matches, where they did not perform in the right manner. The Tigers will start their mission of bouncing back from…
Crab farming brings big fortune in Patuakhali

Crab farming brings big fortune in Patuakhali

Crab farming in the coastal areas of Patuakhali is becoming increasingly profitable. Though the government has not provided much assistance, many people have achieved financial success and are earning their living by growing crabs. Crab export is an emerging sector in Bangladesh and it is the second…
Dengue takes alarming 
turn in capital

Dengue takes alarming turn in capital

The number of dengue patients has been increasing in various hospitals both in the capital and neighbouring districts at the onset of monsoon. According to data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room, at least 462 dengue patients were admitted to various hospitals…
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